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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DScottHewitt, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Does anyone make what I need? Probably hard to find. I know I have had no luck so far, and I tried every Google combination i could think of and had absolutely no luck. But, hope does always spring eternal.....



    Does any company any where in the world make some nice, lightweight chain mail that you can wear under clothing that is bullet resistant?
     
  2. Ragnar

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    Chain mail would not likely be very bullet resistant. It was intended to stop slashing attacks from bladed weapons.

    But here's a video that may help before you spend money.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R6kLwWlrwY"]Bullet Proof? - YouTube[/ame]
     

  3. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

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  4. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    no.

    chainmail is designed to protect against glancing blows from edged weapons. i've seen a demonstration where it actually failed against a solid straight on slash with a broadsword, and it's completely useless against weapons such as arrows or any weapons with a decent tapered point.
     
  5. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Sorry I just can't help it :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  6. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Well, the library is closed tomorrow. I can't post on the first day of the fourth month of the year.....
     
  7. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    Don't think that would work all that well. Kevlar for bullets, chain mail for edges, plate for points.
     
  8. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

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    I see.
     
  9. MrsKitty

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    No, and if anyone claims they do, do not trust them. The strongest rings there is would not latch onto a bullet to keep it from penetrating. Actually, the rings would most likely turn into the worlds biggest, hottest talons when wrapped around a spinning bullet... Same for scalemail.

    I make chainmail. Mostly jewelry, some amazing Christmas ornaments this past year but never any clothing/armor. I would commission armor, I just like projects I can finish quickly. :supergrin:
     
  10. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    Maybe if it were made from a hybrid of Nitinol, TiB2, and Dyneema????

    -Dana
     
  11. MrsKitty

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    Only if it's an aluminum based alloy of the three galvanized with fairy dust and puppy dog kisses.


    Now, I really need to get off here and get an order ready to mail and another ready to deliver. :yawn:
     
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  12. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    Youre best bet would be one of MK's necklaces. It would make a helluva garotte.
     
  13. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    I really want to get back into my beading. Just haven't had the heart lately. Might break some stuff out when get the stuff unpacked in my apartment. I got it all together in the living room closet. Maybe doing it will re-fire my desire to do it.




    You make pretty stuff, BTW.


    I really like the silver and blue.....
     
  14. DanaT

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    Although I was being an SA, TiB2 will actually work with dyneema. It would just not work well chain mail form because of difficulty fabricating it and associated bulk.

    But TiB2 is some amazing stuff for stopping projectiles.

    -Dana
     
  15. MrsKitty

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    Did you do it with your mom? If so, give it time,
    it'll happen. If you did, you might find it soothing now...

    And thanks. I love that blue! I wish I had gotten pics
    of the blue ornament I did. My best friend's mom got
    it for Christmas. I presented what all I had made and let
    people pick whatever one they wanted because I couldn't
    decide who got what color. :rofl:

    This is the only (crappy cell phone) pic I got of any of the ornaments. As soon as I posted it on Facebook, friends started placing orders! This one went to an unnamed GT'ers
    mom. She also got several things for Christmas last year.
    She took one look at it and recognized my work. :supergrin:
    [​IMG]

    I love how this turned out. It's all stainless and crystal.
    All the little coily-things were a huge pain in the butt
    to make. I'm still debating on this one being mine. :supergrin:

    [​IMG]

    I've been trying to learn Viking knit. As the name implies,
    this technique dates back to the Vikings as it was first discovered in their burial adornments and relics. I've
    not gotten good at this yet but I hope to eventually.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. MrsKitty

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    I figured you were. :supergrin:

    Innonel supposed to be a superdooperuber metal. I will never work with it as I am extremely allergic to nickel but I love the color of it.

    Tungsten carbide would be awesome for maille but it is too brittle to even consider working with. It's a gorgeous metal.
     
  17. Foxterriermom

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    For some reason I am envisioning chain mail boxers...
     
  18. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    QFT. Lol
     
  19. HollowHead

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    Maille will never be effective against punctures, but there's a good deal of stuff available to professional butchers/meatcutters (gloves, shirts, pants, etc.) that's effective against slashes. HH
     
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  20. MrsKitty

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    I've seen them...